Professor M. Ricardo Ibarra has been developing his academic and research activity as Full professor at the University of Zaragoza since 1995. He was the head of Condensed Matter Physic Department (1993-2000), commissioned for the foundation of the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) in 2000, and Director since its foundation in 2003. Furthermore, he is Director of the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (LMA) since 2007, Director of the Institute of Nanoscience Fundation since 2015, and President of the recently integrated National Singular Infrastructure (ICTS) on Electron Microscopy (ELECMI). He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the AGH University (Krakow – Poland) in 2008.
He has been a key promoter in the creation of three technological companies and currently serving as a scientific advisor: NanoScale Biomagnetics, Nanoimmunotech and Graphene Nanotech. His research has been developed in magnetism and functional nanostructures. Along the past few years, his research activity has been focused on the magnetic, superconducting, and thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials and the application of nanotechnology in biomedicine. He has published more than 440 papers with an h-index of 57 following ISIS-WOK with more than 13,400 citations.